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Torquay Cemetery Lodge Including Flanking Walls, Gates and Gate Piers

A Grade II Listed Building in Torquay, Torbay

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Latitude: 50.4831 / 50°28'59"N

Longitude: -3.5433 / 3°32'35"W

OS Eastings: 290603

OS Northings: 65949

OS Grid: SX906659

Mapcode National: GBR QV.VTHG

Mapcode Global: FRA 37GS.9DG

Plus Code: 9C2RFFM4+6M

Entry Name: Torquay Cemetery Lodge Including Flanking Walls, Gates and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 3 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390493

Location: Tormohun, Torbay, TQ2

County: Torbay

Electoral Ward/Division: Tormohun

Built-Up Area: Torquay

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Torquay St Martin Barton

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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885-1/10/28 (West side)
Torquay Cemetery Lodge including
flanking walls, gates and gate piers


Cemetery Lodge including gates and curtain walls to carriage
turn. c1852, the date the cemetery was established. Snecked
local grey limestone rubble; Bathstone dressings; natural
slate roof; stacks with octagonal stone shafts, one reduced in
height. Cast-iron gates and railings. Tudor style.
PLAN: Lodge approximately rectangular: rear left service wing,
rear right outhouse. Lodge is the centrepiece of an entrance
ensemble with gateways to either side and curving curtain
walls which incorporate the entrances to 2 small buildings,
perhaps storehouses.
EXTERIOR: Single-storey lodge. Picturesque asymmetrical front
elevation of 3 irregular bays projecting forward from the main
block. Porch in centre with a coped gable, moulded 3-centred
doorway and recessed plank door. To its right the lodge is
gabled to the front with a coped gable and 2-light stone
windows of paired lancets below a square-headed dripstone:
windows glazed with small-pane sashes. To left of porch and
slightly set back a 3-sided turret with moulded string below
the parapet and a single lancet in a stone frame. The returns
of the main block have 2-light windows, matching those on the
front. The rear elevation appears to incorporate some
fragments of an earlier building: a section of rubble wall
between the rear wings may be pre-C19 and the main block
incorporates a probably C19 Beerstone window.
INTERIOR not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: Flanking the front of the lodge cast-iron
railings on a low chamfered plinth have fleur-de-lis finials
above the dog rail and cross finials above the top rail;
matching gates. Octagonal gate piers to left and right gates
have pyramidal stone caps and moulded cornices. The flanking
walls have gabled piers at either end and incorporate
3-centred arched doorways with plank doors and elaborate strap
HISTORY: 17 acre site established by the Torquay Extra-Mural
Cemetery Company. (Brooks).
(Brooks C (ed.): Mortal Remains: Exeter: 1989-: P.176).

Listing NGR: SX9060365949

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